A member of the National Assembly from Kogi State, Senator Nurudeen Abatemi-Usman, has lamented the state’s inability to record any meaningful development in its 21 years of existence.
Abatemi-Usman made this observation in a statement issued by his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Michael Jegede, and made available to Leadership in Lokoja yesterday.
He pointed out that those who administered the affairs the state in the past did nothing much to put it on the path of greatness.
He further lamented that despite the numerous mineral and natural resources in the state, Kogi had remained backward, particularly when compared to other states that were created at about the same time.
The lawmaker who represents the central axis of the state,therefore, stressed the need for the Captain Idris Wada-led government to endeavour to make a difference in the affairs of the state,
He further urged the people to continue to live in peace and harmony, despite their differences, stressing that no development can be recorded under the atmosphere of rancour and acrimony.
Senator Abatemi-Usman maintained that the state had a very bright future, if only those in charge of affairs in the state adopt the right strategy to harness its abundant God-given resources for the well-being of the people.